The Long-Distance Teammate: How to Move from “Working from Home” to Making a Difference on Your Remote Team
December 17, 2020 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
You’re working from home, at least part of the time. Are you just “doing your job,” or do yourself as an important part of a team (even if they don’t see those team members everyday)? That’s the difference between a team member and a true teammate.
For many of you, your workplace has changed significantly. Maybe remote work was thrust on you – you didn’t expect it or want it. Or maybe you’ve been angling for the chance to eliminate your commute and work remotely, so your new situation was a welcome change. Either way, it doesn’t take long to learn that working remotely is different in ways you weren’t expecting or prepared for. Is virtual work what you expected?
Maybe you thought knocking off your commute and simplifying your morning routine would make life easier? But what about the stress level? Higher than you thought, isn’t it?
What about the uncertainty? You wonder if you are doing the right things, you wonder if the work you are doing is making a difference or not.
What about all the time you thought you would get back in your life? With no commute, you thought this would be great. Why is it that you seem to be working more hours than ever?
The good news is: it doesn’t have to be this way! You can be more effective. You can have less stress. You can accomplish more individually. You can feel more connected and be more confident that you are making a difference in your work.
This interactive and practical session will help you recognize the traits that separate a productive individual worker from a true teammate who is engaged, connected to your teammates, and contributing to everyone’s success.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Apply the 3 P Model of Remote Work Success with your teams
- Create greater communication pathways across your teams and organization
- Balance your work and the team’s work
- Identify ways to be visible to your manager and teammates even when you are miles apart
Work-from-home success is more than just surviving and not doing email at all hours. It can be something more. This webinar help you move from surviving with your computer at home to being an integral part of a successful team – even when you don’t see those team members everyday (except perhaps on a Zoom call).
About Your Facilitator:
Wayne Turmel has been writing about how to develop communication and leadership skills for almost 20 years. He has taught and consulted at both Fortune 500 companies and startups around the world – for the last 8 years focusing on the growing need to communicate effectively in remote and virtual environments.
In 2008, Wayne formed GreatWebMeetings.com, and worked with hundreds of organizations to help people sell, present, train and lead people and projects through communication tools such as WebEx, Skype for Business, and GoToMeeting. In 2016, he merged his company with The Kevin Eikenberry Group, to create The Remote Leadership Institute, where he serves as co-founder and Product Manager. His background as a trainer and training manager gave him access to both the strategic and functional level in organizations from Singapore to Europe and across North America. His role there led to his contributing to his first book, The ASTD Handbook of Instructional Technology, in 1998. He’s contributed to other books in the field by organizations such as the American Society for Training and Development (now ATD) and the American Management Association (AMA) as well as written 8 titles on his own. His best-known titles include ATD’s 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations and Meet Like You Mean It – a Leader’s Guide to Painless and Productive Virtual Meetings. He also co-authored The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership and his newest book, The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere, coming January 2021.
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